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Boost Your Immunity The Natural Way

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.

— Arabian Proverb

Did you know that Traditional Medicine has been used for centuries to help support and heal our immune systems naturally? Acupuncture may help strengthen weakened immune systems by increasing red and white cell counts as well as T-Cell counts. This in turn may help restore balance and increase immunity.

We live in a stressful world. Deadlines, meetings, children, spouses…they all contribute to our daily dose of stress. We have so little time to spare that we ignore nutritious and home-cooked meals in favour of fast food. We don’t exercise and instead opt to binge watch the latest show online. All of these choices are bad for our immunity and leave us run down and in need of a boost.

Regular acupuncture sessions may help speed healing by decreasing inflammation and helping boost your immune response. They may also help increase T-Cell production which can last for several days after a session.

Combine acupuncture with smarter life choices and you have an immunity one-two punch worth fighting for. If you make a few simple changes like swapping out that Violet Crumble bar with fresh fruit or drinking water rather than soda – you are helping your body heal itself by providing the right building blocks.

If you smoke, try to stop. If you have a few too many drinks during the week, try to cut back. Simple changes can give huge boosts to your overall health and your immune systems ability to fight off viruses and bacteria.

By combining the best of traditional and western medicine, by practicing social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing, we are setting ourselves, and those we care about, up for immunity success. Our immune system is amazing – at once complex and simple - shouldn’t we take the opportunity to help it at every turn? And by being conscious of our own immunity we are extending a helping immunity hand to others and leading by example.

One of my favourite shows, The Good Place, says it best:

Our only real hope for the future is to rely on each other.

Let’s help each other in as many ways as possible.

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